Week of January 21 - Day 2

Day 2  Read: Exodus 19:1-6

On the third new moon after the people of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that day they came into the wilderness of Sinai. 2 They set out from Rephidim and came into the wilderness of Sinai, and they encamped in the wilderness. There Israel encamped before the mountain, 3 while Moses went up to God. The Lord called to him out of the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the people of Israel: 4 ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself. 5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine; 6 and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.”

Reflect:  What promise does God extend to the nation? What condition is attached to the promise?

Consider: qaw-dosh is the Hebrew term we translate to “holy”. It is used to mean “consecrated”, “pure”, “sacred”, “clean”. For the Israelites, there would be no confusion as to what was expected. They were to be different than other nations around them.

Respond: How has God delivered you? From what has He rescued you? How does your life reflect an appropriate response to what He has done?